SoftSide Magazine Issue 62 (Compact Discs) (February 1984). THE WORLD CONNECTION Low Cost Entry System (Small can be beautiful if your wallet is thin. Telecommunications is affordable and this installment will show you how.) - Tim Knight, ENTERTAINMENT TOMORROW The Futurephone: A Broader View, Part IV (Optimistic writers sometimes overlook the awkward transition from a less technological to a more technological lifestyle. Here is a discussion of some of the obstacles to mass use of the futurephone.) - Allen L. Wold, CALC/SIDE: Forecasting Future Earnings (Regulating expenditures to prevent becoming over-extended can be difficult. Now is a good time to create your forecast for 1984 and here is a model to receive the monthly tracking on the actual receipts.) - David Peters, FINANCIAL OPERATING SYSTEM The $10,000,000 Formula (Day trading the commodity market is tricky. This installment is a story and a dare to any brave computer/arithmetic mastermind who can extrapolate the magic formula from trading data. A $3,000 prize awaits the winning entry in this exciting contest.) - J. M. Keynes, COMPUTERS AND MUSICAL EXPRESSION: A Conversation with Paul Lansky and Steve Birchall (A composer who learns to play the computer is to a composer who writes for performers, something like a film maker is to a playwright. Paul Lansky offers food for thought about music and modern musical tools for musicians and music lovers alike.), COMPACT DISCS: The Dawn of Audio's Golden Age (The music on a digital disc rises out of complete silence - no hiss, ticks, pops or other clues to tip you off that the record has started. This is only the beginning of the list of advantages the compact disc offers over analog recordings.) - Steve Birchall, COMPUTERS, LASERS, MUSIC, and THEATRE: A Conversation with Paul Earls and Steve Birchall (Learn how dramatic music (opera) meets technology in this in-depth interview with one of computer-music's luminaries and authorities on the subject.), THE DIGITAL SOUND: Review of Making Music with Soundchaser (The Soundchaser opened musical doors the author never imagined possible, and proved to be a catalyst to disk-overy, as you'll learn in this enthusiastic review.) - Andy Muson, NEWCOMP: Music, Poetry, Imagery (NEWCOMP gathers the high-tech and arts worlds together to explore the application of intelligent machinery to music and related arts. Otto Laske and Curt Roads, the founders, have a great idea.) - Rick Freidman, Cover illustration and Centerspread by William A. Giese, Editorial, Input, New Products, The Sides of SoftSide, MicroLog, Hints and Enhancements, Bugs, Works & Other Undesirables, Market/Side, Advertiser's Index, Machine Head, SOFTSIDE SELECTIONS (Software for Your Personal Computer!) - Between pages 38 & 39, Apple Diskourse Random Access Files (Learn how to locate a particular record in a random access file using a binary search.) (Apple) - Cary W. Bradley, Review of Music Maker (Apple) - Jim Thompson, Review of Listen to the MockingBoard: Apple Sound Comes of Age (Apple) - Jeff Hurlburt, Review of Music Construction Set (Apple) - Jeff Hurlburt, Review of Necromancer (Atari) - Richard Herring, Review of Pokersam (Atari) - Carl Firman, Review of S.A.M.'s New Knobs (Atari) - Carl M. Firman, Review of Atari Sing-Along: A Review of Atari Music Files (Atari) - Robb Murray, Review of Blue Max (Atari) - David Plotkin, Review of PC Parrot (PC) - Tim Knight, Review of Space Guardian (PC) - Robert C. Gray, Review of Commodore's Music Cartridges (Commodore) - Sharon Zardetto Aker, Review Synthy 64 (Commodore) - Sharon Zardetto Aker.